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Learn how to put your favorite gear to work. We’ve got tips on how to make the most of your pressue cooker, Dutch oven, cast-iron skillet, air fryer and much more.

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    Pressure-Cooker Penne with Meat Sauce

    This pressure-cooker pasta is delicious and super easy. I like to serve it alongside a chopped salad with Italian dressing. If you have leftovers, try them spooned into individual ramekins and baked with a little extra sauce and cheese on top. —Virginia Butterfield, Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania

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    Weeknight Penne Beef Bake

    The hearty pasta bake is rich with tomatoes, beef and cheese, perfect for weekend entertaining but also easy enough for...


    Air-Fryer Mozzarella Sticks

    Deep-fried mozzarella sticks are one of our favorite appetizers. I figured out how to make them at home without having...


    Italian Pan-Fried Chicken

    I love this recipe for many reasons, but mostly because it is both simple and delicious. It was passed down...


    Risotto with Lemon and Spring Vegetables

    This dish has the fresh flavors of spring and looks so colorful. It can be made into a vegetarian meal...

    Nonni’s Fritole

    My Italian grandmother was famous for her fritole and made these treats for her family and friends. Years later we...


    Air-Fryer Chicken Cutlet

    If you're looking for a quick and easy lunch or dinner, these air-fryer chicken cutlets are just the thing. I...

    Air-Fryer Tailgate Sausages

    What I love about these, besides the terrific taste, is you can assemble them ahead of time and keep them...


    Savory Tomato and Olive Oatmeal

    Who says oatmeal has to be sweet? I love this savory oatmeal recipe because it starts my day in a...



    Air-Fryer Sausage Pizza

    When I figured out this air-fryer pizza recipe, I was in pizza heaven! It's super easy to make these personal...

    Pizza Sliders

    Our love for Italian food and pizza gave me the idea for pizza sliders. These would be delicious as a...



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    Make-Ahead Spicy Olive Pasta

    This is a fancy version of my grandchildren's favorite baked spaghetti. It feels like such a special dinner, and it's...


    Easy Stovetop Lasagna

    My family and I have made this Easy Stovetop Lasagna recipe many times over the past few months. It's the...


    The Best Sausage Pizzas

    What makes this recipe unique is the slow overnight fermentation of the dough. The flour has time to hydrate and...

    Quick and Simple Meatballs

    Keep a batch of these meatballs in your freezer for an easy weeknight meal. This simple meatball recipe can be...


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    The Best Pizza Dough

    This easy pizza dough recipe is the key to making an extraordinary homemade pizza. We use all-purpose flour because double...


    Cheesy Meatball Sliders

    These meatball sliders are a fun way to serve meatballs at your party without using a slow cooker. Made on...


    Chicken Parmesan Burgers

    A restaurant-quality burger that's topped with marinara and loaded with cheese—what's not to love? Fresh basil adds even more flavor....


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    The Best Marinara Sauce

    I developed this marinara sauce recipe with a friend to make the most of a bumper crop of tomatoes. Now...


    Perfect Four-Cheese Lasagna

    Lasagna is one of my favorites, and this is the recipe I’ve been making since I was a teenager. It’s...


    Italian Sausage Veggie Skillet

    We love Italian sausage sandwiches, but because the bread isn't diet-friendly for me, I created this recipe to satisfy my...


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    Garden-Stuffed Zucchini Boats

    Not only are these boats a delightful way to get your veggies, they're basically a one-dish meal that covers all...


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    Pressure-Cooker Risotto with Chicken and Mushrooms

    Portobello mushrooms add an earthy flavor to this creamy classic, while shredded rotisserie chicken makes it a snap to prepare....

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    Stamp-of-Approval Spaghetti Sauce

    My father is very opinionated, especially about food. This recipe received his almost unreachable stamp of approval. I have yet...


    Italian Beef and Shells

    A veggie and pasta combo makes a hearty entree that comes together easily. Wine lends an extra touch of flavor...


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    Chicken Garden Medley

    After my family sampled this dish at a friend's house, it quickly became a favorite—especially with our teenage daughters, who...


    Spaghetti with Bacon

    As children, we always requested this dish for our birthday dinners. Our mother got the recipe from her grandmother. Now...


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    Homemade Pizza

    This recipe is a hearty, zesty main dish with a crisp, golden crust. Feel free to add your favorite toppings....


    Shrimp Pasta Primavera

    They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. So when I invite that special guy to...